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Former Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield under investigation for potential sexual abuse of teen

Former Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield under investigation for potential sexual abuse of teen
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 9:24 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 6:33 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan State Police is investigating allegations of sexual abuse against former Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield.

Update: Michigan Attorney General’s Office joins investigation into alleged Lee Chatfield abuse

According to the Associated Press, a complaint was filed with the Lansing Police Department, but was later filed to Michigan State Police. The complaint came from a 26-year-old woman who claimed she had been sexually abused by Chatfield for 12 years, dating back to when she was 14 or 15 years old and attending a church and Christian school that Chatfield taught at.

The alleged abuse ended in 2021, she said.

Chatfield’s attorney released the following statement Friday afternoon:

Jamie White, the attorney for the alleged victim, refutes Chatfield’s attorney’s claims and released the following statement:

Related: Chatfield resigns as CEO of Southwest Michigan First less than two weeks after being appointed

The National Sexual Assault Hotline offers anonymous assistance and support without judgement. It can be reached 24/7 at 800-656-4673.

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